Author Archives: Amber White

Spotlight on Thomas Putzier: 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellowship Artist

Minneapolis-based artist Thomas Putzier began work on Our Crazy Baby, Sugar Shack as a 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellowship artist. Thomas has been working diligently over the past year to complete this ambitious sculpture/architectural feat; his largest project of his career thus far. At first impression, the 26-foot tall structure appears austere and a bit ominous, but […]

Spotlight on Thomas Matsuda: 2017 Open Studio Fellow

Thomas Matsuda, MA, infuses Buddhist teachings with elemental forces of water, fire, wood, earth, and metal into his large-scale public sculpture and performances. Born in Connecticut and now living in Massachusetts, Thomas has also spent time living with the Diné Navajo in Arizona and lived for thirteen years in Japan during which he apprenticed under […]

Spotlight on Nick Rivers: 2017 Open Studio Fellow

This year we welcomed Open Studio Fellow Nick Rivers to create Corpus Machina, a new sculpture that has become the site of an extended sensory deprivation experience for the Minneapolis-based artist here at Franconia Sculpture Park. Born in 1983, Nick is a 2016 MFA graduate from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) where […]

Beyond Violet by Bridget Beck & Joy Feuer: Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation in Collaboration with Franconia Sculpture Park and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad

  Last week we featured the first of two new sculpture projects created for the Horst M. Rechelbacher Pollinator Project, a new partnership between the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation, The University of Minnesota Bee Lab, and Franconia Sculpture Park. The partnership is an interdisciplinary effort to support pollinator health at the Horst M. Rechelbacher Organic Farm in Osceola, […]

Tea Hive by Carissa Samaniego: Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation in Collaboration with Franconia Sculpture Park and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad

This year Franconia Sculpture Park provided support for two new sculpture projects as part of the Horst M. Rechelbacher Pollinator Project, a new partnership between the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation, The University of Minnesota Bee Lab, and Franconia Sculpture Park. The partnership is an interdisciplinary effort to support pollinator health at the Horst M. Rechelbacher Organic […]

Meet our Fall 2017 Intern Artists!

The final four interns of 2017 are here! Jonathan Forrence, Angela St. Vrain, Samantha Rathbun, and Jordan Olsen have settled in to the house and on to the work pad, and they have begun creating new large-scale sculptures to be installed here at Franconia. Fall is our longest intern term here at the park, spanning […]

Spotlight on Samantha Holmes: And If We Should Pass Here

    New York artist Samantha Holmes arrived at Franconia Sculpture Park this summer as a FSP/Jerome fellow. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Mosaic from Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna, Samantha uses cultural symbols and patterns […]